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The most chemically contaminated produce

June 13th, 2011

From Green Right Now Reports

Apples are the most chemically contaminated produce, according to the non-profit Environmental Working Group. To avoid pesticides associated with these fruits and vegetables, look for organic choices when possible.

Here are the worst offenders on the EWG list:

1. Apples

2. Celery

3. Strawberries

4. Peaches

5. Spinach

6. Imported nectarines

7. Imported grapes

8. Sweet bell peppers

9. Potatoes

10. Domestic blueberries

11. Lettuce

12. Kale/collard greens

EWG also updated its list of “the clean 15″ that rank lowest in pesticide residues. These are:

1. Onions

2. Sweet Corn

3. Pineapples

4. Avocado

5. Asparagus

6. Sweet peas

7. Mangoes

8. Eggplant

9. Domestic cantaloupe

10. Kiwi

11. Cabbage

12. Watermelon

13. Sweet Potatoes

14. Grapefruit

15. Mushrooms


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